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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

no pictures, just sadness.

Well, my dear blogging friends and followers, what a night. As some of you know, I live in South East London. Last night was quite a scary time for many people. I think it has really only hit me this morning actually how dreadful it all was. My son had a friend over for the day (both 13) and Luckily we heard the warnings it was heading our way so I banned the friend from getting a bus home and she stayed the night.  I personally had nothing down my road, but just a couple of streets away. Obviously living here, I have a lot of my friends in the area,( one brave (or silly?!!) friend chased thugs down her road as they tried to set her wheelie bin alight) luckily all are safe and sound. There is a wierd atmosphere now this morning.
Quite quiet with the odd sound of sirens. Not sure how tonight will be, so i wish everyone a calm and peaceful day and evening.
I  send love to all the big and small businesses and the poor people who have lost their homes and anyone effected by this horror. xx

I do want to add to all readers abroad - London is a fabulous city full of friendly, kind and responsible people. This morning there is just many tears for our beautiful city because of mindless thugs. xx

14 comments:

  1. I have been to London. I loved it and I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now.
    Hoping that it will come to an end very soon, Verity.

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  2. I really feel for you and all the other people affected by all this - their homes and livelihoods ruined and the fear and worry of it all. Sending hugs and thinking of you.
    x

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  3. I can't believe what I am seeing and hearing on the news. Children as young as 7 looting! where are their parents? Have they no sense. Really feel for you and hope these brainless idiots are stopped soon. Take care ... sending our love. M x

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  4. Take care Miss G. What is happening is absolutely mental and very saddening.

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  5. I do so hope this is sorted out quickly and my thoughts are with you all in London. Take care. It makes me so sad to think of all those beautiful buildings being set alight just because they can.

    Bee happy x

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  6. Very very sad, rumours are it is not over yet and tonight London towns will be hit again, so please all stay safe.

    My uncle has a fruit and veg stall in Woolwhich that was unable to open today. Shops there were still on fire this morning and it looks like a war zone very gutted indeed.

    Love Emma xx

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  7. It is so sad to see the devestation they are all causing, I am working till 8 tonight so am not looking forward to my journey home across London or at least my attempted journey anyway. Stay safe xxx

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  8. Well said, I used to live in SE London (Dulwich in fact) and i'm so glad i'm not there now. Most people will now think that London is a cesspit and it's so sad. People who continually say it's because of deprivation that young people react in the way they do - please stop and think - real deprivation can be seen in Africa and in war zones around the globe, men women and children have literally nothing, they try to get on with their lives as best they can, they don't turn against their neighbours and communities. Most of these "riot youths" are well dressed and carry Blackberries (that's real hardship). Stay safe hun and everyone else in London tonight x

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  9. They're locking down North and West London tonight. Husband is on the way home now. This really upsets me- I was a few streets from the Stonebridge riots in the 80s, as a kid, and so riots scare me. Hope everything stays peaceful your end tonight.

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  10. Oh my, how terrible for you and your neighbors. What kind of idiots would go through town destroying things and terrifying people like this?

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  11. My husband was sent home early today as they feared things would be kicking off in North West London.
    It's all so sad.
    I hope you have a peaceful evening, thinking of you
    xx

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  12. Lisa and friends have barricaded themselves in at the halls of residence: they have moved their bedding into the kitchen so at least they are together if something kicks off. So far (midnight) she says it's quiet. I hope it stays that way fir your sake and hers, and everyone else's!

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  13. I'm glad you and your family are safe, and hope everyone is able to stay that way.

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